An elderly, wheelchair-bound Arkansas homeowner was more than a match for an intruder — particularly with his Remington Speedmaster .22-caliber long rifle at the ready, investigators from the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department told TheBlaze Tuesday.
The homeowner told authorities he was awakened around 3 a.m. Sept. 17 by a loud noise at his Manila residence. With that, he went into his living room where he encountered a white male he didn't know.
The homeowner asked the suspect to leave — but instead the intruder made himself something to eat and drink, the sheriff's department said.
The homeowner again asked the man to leave — but instead the intruder began unplugging a living room television, authorities said.
At some point, the homeowner produced his rifle — because the sheriff's office said after the homeowner asked the suspect one more time to leave, the intruder replied, "Give me that gun before you hurt yourself, old man."
Ask and you shall receive
You might say the suspect most definitely got the gun.
The sheriff's office said the homeowner shot the suspect once in the leg, upon which the intruder headed out of the residence.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the suspect — identified as Charles Lancaster, 47, of Keiser — across the street, authorities said.
After Lancaster was treated for his injury at a hospital, the sheriff's office said he was arrested and charged with residential burglary. He was in jail in lieu of a $75,000 bond, authorities said.
Lancaster was still in jail Tuesday, a detention center official told TheBlaze.
The homeowner who pulled the trigger is not being charged, the sheriff's office added to TheBlaze.
(H/T: America's 1st Freedom)